Burning An Illusion DVD

Menelik Shabazz, 1981


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Film Details

Directed by Menelik Shabazz

Produced in 1981

Main Language - ENGLISH

Countries & Regions - British Film

Film Description

A pioneering first feature from Shabazz - the first British film to give a central voice to a black woman. Pat looks forward to settling down to a comfortable married life. When her boyfriend loses his job, her dream is shattered and she comes to realise that her aspirations are those that a white world has imposed upon her. The film charts her journey to emotional maturity and political awakening.

DVD Details

Certificate: 15

Publisher: BFI

Length: 101 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 5th September 2005

Cat No: BFIVD525

DVD Extras

  • Filmed interview with Menelik Shabazz
  • Audio commentary by director and cast
  • Short film by Shabazz: Blood Ah Go Run (1981).

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